Molecular Plant Pathology Online

Advantanges of publishing in MPPOL

Molecular Plant Pathology On-Line is published by the British Society of Plant Pathology. MPPOL is:

Submissions from all areas of molecular plant pathology are welcome, including research on diseases caused by fungi, viruses, nematodes, bacteria, insects, parasitic plants and other organisms

BSPP recommends MPPOL to you as a first choice journal for publishing your high quality molecular plant pathology articles.


MPPOL is a fully peer-reviewed scientific journal. All articles are reviewed by two anonymous referees. (Details of MPPOL's reviewing and publishing process).

Free service

MPPOL is published as a free service to plant pathologists by the British Society of Plant Pathology. There are no page charges and no subscription charges.

Rapid publication

Publication on the internet means that MPPOL cuts out the need for type-setting, paper proofs, printing and distribution. Our target is to publish articles that don't need major revision within seven weeks of submission.


Articles published in MPPOL can be read or downloaded from any computer with access to the internet, using any web browser (Netscape, MS-Explorer, AOL, etc). Start at MPPOL's home page:

  • Articles can be viewed on-line, using a web browser, either as the title and abstract only, or as the full article.
  • Alternatively you may download the full article, including all grapics, figures and tables, so you can print it or view it using your web browser.

MPPOL is covered by major abstracting services, e.g. CAB International. It is archived securely, including on CD-ROM.

Use the internet!

In addition to publishing articles of the kind that traditionally appear in printed journals, MPPOL offers authors and readers the opportunity to take advantage of the rapidly developing facilities of the internet.

  • Colour pictures:
    MPPOL has no additional charges for colour pictures (indeed we positively welcome colour pictures). Furthermore, photos can be published on the internet at a much higher resolution than is normally possible in a printed journal.
  • Detailed graphics:
    There is essentially no limit to the number of figures that can be used in an electronic article, so MPPOL is an ideal place to publish detailed graphical information that would have to be reduced in a printed journal (e.g. series of micrographs or structural diagrams, detailed genetic maps, large metabolic or biochemical pathways)
  • On-line sequence analysis:
    MPPOL is developing innovative software for on-line analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences, so that you can publish extensive sequence data which readers can study in depth with our sequence analysis plug-ins.
  • Searching:
    MPPOL's powerful search and retrieval facilities enable you to find the information you want, then download it or print it out.
  • And more...
    As the internet develops, so will MPPOL's service to authors and readers. Currently, MPPOL offers a unique opportunity to publish series of colour photos, video clips and sound clips at no extra cost.